LYN vs LIL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
The 3rd will host the 2nd as Lyon host Lille in the Ligue 1 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Monday evening (IST).
With Paris Saint-Germain wrapping up the Ligue 1 a long time ago, only the fight for the 2nd place and the Champions League places have kept the interest in the league going.
With a gap of 13 and 7 points respectively, both Lille and Lyon are guaranteed to finish in the top-four. That said, the hosts by no means are safe in 3rd as St-Etienne in fourth are just three points behind them.
Having suffered three straight defeats, the Les Gones are heading into this game on a two-game winning run, while the visitors are unbeaten in the last five games.
The Ligue 1 match will be played between Lyon and Lille at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, in Décines-Charpieu, in the Lyon Metropolis. The ground has a capacity of 59,186.
The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Monday, April 5.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Lyon – W L L L W W
Lille – L W D W D W
Injured – There are no fresh injury concerns for the hosts with the trio of long-term absentees Amine Gouiri, Marcal and Rafael remaining on the sideline.
Suspended – None.
Doubtful – None.
Note: Ferland Mendy came off the bench against Bordeaux in the last game and did enough to earn a place in the starting line-up.
While Memphis Depay is a sure-shot starter up front. The former Manchester United player has scored in Lyon's last two games.
Probable XI: Anthony Lopes (GK), Mendy, Denayer, Marcelo, Dubois, NDombele, Tousart, Aouar, Fekir, Terrier, Depay
Injured – None.
Suspended – Thiago Mendes will be serving the last of his two-game ban against Lyon.
Doubtful – The duo of Adama Soumaoro and Xeka will be assessed before the game.
Note: Thiago Maia and Kouadio Dabila will both be pushing for a start in the midfield.
Loïc Rémy has been starting the games of late and considering his performances, that trend should continue. It means Rafael Leao may have to continue to contend with a cameo off the bench.
Probable XI: Maignan (GK), Celik, Fonte, Gabriel, Kone, Soumare, Maia, Pepe, Ikone, Bamba, Remy
Stats and facts:
Lyon have won five of their last six league games.
Lille haven't lost an away match in the league in their last 10 trips.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
As mentioned above, Memphis Depay is in good form. Not only he can score goals, but he has an eye for a pass as well, and his team-high 8 assists show that he hardly fails to have an impact in the game.
But in terms of pure attacking threat, no player from these two sides comes close to Nicolas Pepe. The 23-year-old French-Ivorian has racked up an impressive 20 goals this term, which is the second highest numbers in Ligue 1. You can definitely consider him as your captain.
Other options for captain and vice-captain: Nabil Fekir, NDombele, Houssem Aouar, Jonathan Bamba
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It's a fascinating battle. But we back the hosts to get something out of this match.